Rooftop a/c installed

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Rooftop a/c installed

Postby tonyj » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:21 pm

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Got the al top installed, so I was able to finally do the final install on the the a/c and fantastic vent.

Did anyone notice the change in the weather today? The polar ice caps stopped melting, geese temporarily started their flight south, and storms started brewing from the collision of the warm summer air and the cold air from my teardrop. My dog even stopped panting!

Even without doors on yet the interior quickly cools. I know this was an expensive option as compared to using a window unit, but the unit is quiet on the outside, relatively quiet on the inside, and very little vibration noticeable from the compressor when running. My only design problem right now is to direct the condensate where I want it go go. Now I can look forward to doing the interior cabinet work in the cool.

Best of all was the brief escape from the heat and the discovery that an empty beer can with a coozie on it makes an excellent pillow!
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Postby dacrazyrn » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:35 am

HOLY CRAP!! :shock:
What'cha need a Fantastic Vent in it for? To blow hot air in to keep everything from icing up? :lol:
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Postby mikeschn » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:47 am

dacrazyrn wrote:HOLY CRAP!! :shock:
What'cha need a Fantastic Vent in it for? To blow hot air in to keep everything from icing up? :lol:


:rofl: :drofl: :rofl:

I really like that roof AC... I may have to do that to mine this winter...

Bur Dacrazyrn is right... what's the roof vent for? :? :? :? :laughing1:

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Postby Ira » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:31 am

SWEET!!!

Also, the vent is good to open for light, and it's probably 12V anyway.

This is a GOOD overbuild!
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Postby Loader » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:33 am

I like it! Looks good.

Granted, a bit large, and as you already said, an expensive option, but it sure make figuring out where you're going to install the A/C easier.. Wish they made the units smaller.
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Postby asianflava » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:54 am

What is that a 13500btu unit? Only reason I ask is because my dad told me that the 31ft Airstream he is giving me has one.
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Postby Ira » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:05 am

Loader wrote: Wish they made the units smaller.


I guarantee you that as soon as I finish building mine, they'll make one.
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Postby TRAIL-OF-TEARS » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:53 am

Looks good Tony.
With that thing you won't have to worry about keeping the beer cold. just set it in the tear. :snow
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Postby tonyj » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:34 am

Tracy and Mike,

Hello. My name is Tony, and I am an over builder! It is a 12 volt vent for when there isn't shore power. Since I didn't know how cold the a/c would make the tear, I also wanted it for air balance. Looks like I won't need it for that.

Asian,

The unit is a 7700 btu Polar Cub, the smallest btu I could find. We really need to band together and see if we can find a manufacturer to make a suitable size 2000 to 3000 btu size. Even though we are a growing group, the market size might not be there to make that economical.

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I might have to pack a parka to sit inside and drink my beer. Come to think of it, I really won't need to carry an ice chest in the galley to keep my beer cold, I can just crank up the a/c and shut the doors!
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Postby TRAIL-OF-TEARS » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:43 am

A parka would be a good idea. People laugh when they look inside and see a sheet the bed spread and two queen size velux (hotel type) blankets in the tear in the middle of summer.
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Postby tonyj » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:51 am

Steve--You're right. Thanks for reminding me. Must add window curtains to the shopping list . . .
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Postby Lobo » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:55 am

Tony,

Hey guy......I'm all for comfort!!! My problem is just about the time I stop sweating, my wife's lips turn blue, and her teeth start chattering!! :lol:

My wife is a small woman... I out weigh her by a hundred pounds..... I might have to cobble something using that "comfort zone" system they use in Cadillacs!! :twisted:

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Postby tonyj » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:57 am

Lobo,

Hmm, let's see . . . the first tear with two bedrooms?
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Postby Miriam C. » Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:45 am

Cool,
(pun intended) Congratulations, you have given Mike C something to save for. :lol: . I will be working on and insultated bed divider. :roll:

PS how did you frame that in? :D

Looks great.
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Postby Melvin » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:09 pm

tonyj wrote:Lobo,

Hmm, let's see . . . the first tear with two bedrooms?


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